Hello everyone I am soon to be a former roman catholic, Nov 20 06 I will be chrismated in a small Greek Orthodox Church in Montana. I was baptized in the RC in 2002 not long after graduating high school. At first I was so happy to be catholic but slowly things did not seem quite right. I am speaking of the general heterodoxy of the modern church and the horrible liturgy. After about a year of some real liberal garbage I tried the other parishes in missoula and they all were as bad or worse. In late 2005 I began going to a society of saint pius the tenth church,but things still seemed a bit amiss. Then in college I took a course on Russian history after watching a video that contained a part of the divine liturgy I was breathless at the beauty of it all. I started looking into orthodoxy I read tons of books and started attending the goa church here. I began to realize that orthodoxy was what I had always been looking for true worship and true faith( I had always been a bit skeptical on papal infalibility, and when i read about the philioque controversy that really got me thinking things just weren't right). Anyway I have been browsing this site for about two months now and I was just wondering if anybody can help me out with something. I am just wondering what the history is of the elevation of the host in the western church, it is the one thing that I miss about the latin liturgy (that and ONLY that everything else is so cooky now days) anyway I have heard that this is a fairly late development in the western liturgy does anyone know about when it started.
Thanks so much and I am really looking foreward to chatting with you folks God Bless. Edmund